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Box Frame

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Hi All
I have been busy making products for a Ladies evening ,so thought I would share this with you. I made it with the intention of taking it to the ladies evening but then decided to give it as a birthday present for a friend. I put it into a white box frame, but have photographed it without it as the light was reflecting off of it.
She was really pleased with it. I hope that you like it too.
Hope you are all enjoying your Easter break.
Until next time
Margaret

Make and take

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Hi all
I have been really busy crafting, making projects for our next crop in April and making products for a Ladies evening for a local school, so blogging had taken a back seat.
Last night I made an example for the Make and Takes for the Ladies evening at Botley school using the lovely stampset Blooming with Kindness and Papillion Potpourri. The Blooming with Kindness is my current favourite stampset, the flower in it is so beautiful and is very effective in darker shades.
I will show you some of the other projects that I have been working on later in the week.
Until next time
Margaret x

Box Frames

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3D artwork which is then inserted into box frames can make lovely gifts and Ikea currently have their 9" X 9" frames reduced to £3.50 . So I ordered several of them and have started to make some products to sell at a Ladies evening that I have a stall at. This first one uses subtle colouring of Crumb Cake and Soft Suede and I have just started another one using Pool Party and Island Indigo.
How much do you think I should sell them for ?
I have taken it out of the frame for the photo as the light was reflecting.
Until next time
Margaret x

Kraft boxes

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Stampin up produces packs of Kraft boxes which can be made up, decorated and they can be used for gift boxes.
I have just started preparing materials for a Ladies evening that I am doing for a local school at the end of April.
Here are a couple of boxes that I have prepared so far
If you would like to make these boxes they can be purchased in a pack of 4 for £2.75, please contact me if you would like to make an order
Until next time
Margaret x



Papillion potpourri

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Butterfly designs are very popular at the moment and the stampset Papillion Potpourri and supporting punches are proving to be good sellers. I made this card for one of our earlier classes which was titled Butterflies, Birds and Bees. This card also uses the Honeycomb embossing folder from the Spring /Summer catalogue.

It is a really good time to join Stampin Up as they have recently implemented some changes, one of which is the reduced quarterly minimum sales requirement. The new quarterly minimum sales target is £225 / to stay an active demo (which is the net figure, actual catalogue product price to be sold/purchased is £270). Your first quarterly minimum needs to be reached at the end of a full quarter and if you join part way through a quarter you will be given until the end of the next quarter to reach your minimum.

To sign up as a demo you need to purchase the great value starter kit which costs £99 and the goods are in the starter kit are worth over £205. The new kit is full…

Blooming with kindness

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Hi All
My favourite stampset from the current main catalogue is Blooming with Kindness. It has such an impact and it looks very different depending on whether you use a pastel ink colour or a stronger colour such as Midnight Muse or Raspberry Ripple.
So today I am sharing with you some ideas for cards that you could make using this lovely stampset. The first one , the thank you is my own design an the others I have found online. If you would like to purchase this stampset please let me know

Until next time
Margaret. X







Hearts a Flutter

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The Hearts a Flutter stampset and matching framelits are a popular items from the Spring/Summer catalogue which can be purchased as a bundle, and it works out 15% cheaper than if you buy them separately.
Here are some examples of cards that I have found online using these items.
If you would like to purchase any of these items please let me know
Until next time
Margaret x







Vintage Scrapbooking page

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Hi All
Yesterday at our vintage workshop I demonstrated a scrapbooking page with a black and white photo. The ladies had all managed to find photos with a nostalgic feel to them
To make this page I used the following materials. :
Card stock :Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Pool Party
Stampsets : Established Elegance, Natures Pace, En Francis, Confetti,Hearts a Flutter, That's the ticket,
Embossing folder : Needlepoint border
Ribbon : Flower trim, Crochet trim, linen thread
Doilies, faceted button.

I really enjoyed making this page and would like to be able to spend more time on scrapbooking.
Until next time
Margaret

Vintage themed Stampin up class

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Hi All
Today Aly and I were joined by 7 ladies at Valley Park Community Centre where we demonstrated some projects with the theme 'Vintage'. The ladies were given all the materials to make the projects.
In the morning Aly demonstrated these two lovely cards. To make these cards you would need the following materials :
Blue and Yellow card
Stampset : Apothecary Art
Card stock : Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Marina Mist
DSP : Tea for Two
Framelits : Labels Collection Dies
Inks : Marina Mist

Butterfly Card
Card stock : Very Vanilla , Crumbcake
DSP : Tea for Two
Embossing folder : Elegant lines
Punches : Itty Bitty Shapes, Elegant Butterfly
Inks : Soft Suede, dauber

If you like to purchase any of these items please let me know.

Our next class will take place on Saturday 13th April. If you are interested in attending or would like further details please let me know.

In the afternoon session I demonstrated a scrapbooking page which I will post tomorrow, come back then to take a look.

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